Article Processing Charges (APC)
Peer Review Process
Bilingual Publishing Group has always been committed to providing high-quality and influential academic publications and recognizes the importance of peer review in ensuring the quality and reliability of publications. Therefore, the Bilingual Publishing Group has established a rigorous peer-review policy. All manuscripts submitted to Journal of Smart Buildings and Construction Technology will follow a strict double-blind peer review process, and reviewers and authors will remain anonymous throughout the process, with peer review comments not being made public. Bilingual Publishing Group does not accept reviewers recommended by authors for peer review.
Our peer review process includes the following steps:
*Initial review: After a manuscript is submitted to the journal, managing editors will conduct an initial review to check whether it fits within the scope of the journal, has a proper structure, and is free from plagiarism(use the iThenticate), etc. Manuscripts that do not meet our standards and ethics policy will be directly rejected. Manuscripts that pass the initial review will enter the next stage.
*Reviewers assignment: If the manuscript passes the initial review, managing editors will assign it to at least two experts or editorial board members in the field for peer review. Managing editors will evaluate the expertise, research background, and experience of the experts or editorial board members and ensure that the selection of peer reviewers is fair, transparent, and impartial. Peer reviewers should not work at the same institution as any of the authors, or have recently (within the past 3 years) served as mentors, close collaborators, or joint funders.
*Reviewers submit reports: Reviewers will conduct a comprehensive evaluation and review of the manuscript, providing detailed opinions and suggestions. Bilingual Publishing Group encourage reviewers to provide valuable feedback and suggestions in their evaluations to help authors further refine and improve their manuscripts. If supplementary materials are included in the submission, the reviewers will also evaluate them in the same way as the main manuscript.
*Final decision: The Editor-in-Chief or managing editor will make the final decision based on the review comments and inform the author. The final decision is Accept, Revisions Required(Minor revision), Resubmit for Review(Major revision), or Reject.
-If the decision is to Accept the submission, the managing editor will directly send an acceptance letter, arrange for further processing, and eventually publish the article.
-If the decision is to Revisions Required, the author should make revisions and resubmit the manuscript within 7-14 days, the editor will review the revised manuscript and make a decision.
-If the decision is to Resubmit for Review, the author will have 14-30 days to make revisions and resubmit for a second round of review, until the manuscript is accepted.
-If the decision is to Reject the submission, the managing editor will directly notify the author and archive the submission.
All articles that have been accepted for publication will be deemed to have completed the peer review process. Before publication online, manuscripts will undergo text editing, layout editing, and proofreading. Authors will receive proofs for review and verification before publication to ensure the accuracy and consistency of the article.
Bilingual Publishing Group's peer review policy aims to ensure that every article published by Bilingual Publishing Group has undergone a professional, fair and transparent review process. We appreciate the support and cooperation of our reviewers and authors, whose efforts have helped us maintain high-quality and reliable publications.
Authors can appeal against the rejection of their manuscript. Appeals must be made by writing to email@example.com, with detailed reasons for the appeal and a point-by-point response to the reviewer's opinions. The decision to appeal will be made by the Editor-in-Chief or editorial board of the journal based on the relevant information of the article. The decision on the appeal is final, with no exceptions.